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Discussion topics include “What is wrong with the right?” “Does the constitution have a future?” and “Do demographics doom the right?”

A Gray day

Rick Santorum and Republican Reps. Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey and Diane Black of Tennessee will be among the very large crowd expected on the Mall for the 40th annual March for Life. Sadly missing is Nellie Gray, the determined pro-life activist who founded the march itself; she died at 88 in August, five months short of the anniversary. House Speaker John A. Boehner and Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Illinois Democrat, will address the marchers via video.

“This year’s March will be a significant meeting place where pro-life congressmen, leaders, students and clergymen unite to stand up for the unborn,” predicts Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

Cruz control

“Fun fact — my Senate desk was previously occupied by Phil Gramm, Nixon and Goldwater. Quite the legacy to try and continue.”

(Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, in an initial volley from his official Senate Twitter account, fired up Tuesday.)

Poll du jour

• 58 percent of Americans favor banning bullets “designed to penetrate bullet-proof vests.”

• 60 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats agree.

• 56 percent of Americans overall favor banning “high-capacity ammunition clips.”

• 48 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats agree.

• 46 percent overall favor banning semi-automatic guns; 37 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of Democrats agree.

• 28 percent overall favor banning the possession of handguns; 21 percent of Republicans and 40 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A National Journal Congressional Connection poll of 1,001 U.S. adults conducted Jan. 10 to 13.

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